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'm going to die. >>> health care fixed. obama administration says it's worked out most of the bugs from healthcare.gov but warns more work is needed on the troubled website. >>> and drone drop-off? amazon unveils its new plan to deliver your purchase to your doorstep in under an hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, federal transportation officials have zbruchbt their investigation into the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train. at least four people were kanld 60 others injured. the metro north train was on its way from poughkeepsie to manhattan. it jumped the track as it rounded the curve. they're looking into speed, possible mechanical issues and human error. marlie hall is at the crash site. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. federal investigators continue to pore over this crash site this morning trying to determine what led to that deadly train derailment. investigators are trying to determine what caused a commuter train to jump the tracks, killing four
the u.s. >>> this past weekend was president obama's deadline to get a sick patient back on its feet -- health care website. it's been getting emergency car since it began life in critical condition two months ago. after the disastrous start that cost the president a big dip in poll numbers, he promised to have it work by the end of november, this past weekend. karen traverse explains that the website seems to be working tonight. >> reporter: since its launch two months ago, health care.goff has be-- healthcare.gov has bee plagued by system crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in
new campaign, president obama said the health insurance web site is now working for the vast majority of users. republicans still want to rollback obamacare but to that mr. obama said this:. >> i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> pelley: the white house told us today that 650,000 americans visited the web site today alone. the administration says there were one million visits yesterday. manuel bojorquez tells us many of the people visiting the site are having a much more positive experience than earlier users did. >> come on, guys. >> reporter: moksha efsea, a pet sitter in fort worth, texas, said he had no problem enrolling in healthcare.gov, a big difference from two months ago. >> i'm a dog walker, it's a difference between a cooperative thing and a friendly dog wagging their tail and one trying to bite me. >> reporter: because he has panic attacks, he says private insurance would have cost him $800 a month. with a tax credit, his new plan will
was president obama's deadline to get a sick patient back on its feet -- health care website. it's been getting emergency car since it began life in critical condition two months ago. after the disastrous start that cost the president a big dip in poll numbers, he promised to have it work by the end of november, this past weekend. karen traverse explains that the website seems to be working tonight. >> reporter: since its launch two months ago, health care.goff has be-- healthcare.gov has bee plagued by system crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in october. the website can now handle 50,000
school. vinita nair, cbs news. >>> and now to obama care. the extensive fixes made to the health care website appear to have helped. the government says more people signed up for health insurance on the first two days of this month than in the entire first month of the website's troubled launch. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning to you. now that the website is working better, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage moreffordable for everyo
group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under age 30 plan to enroll in a health care plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they're unlikely to sign up. >> i would rather do the finer things, obviously. i don't know how much h
can't pick out the stuff you like. remember also the fundamental point of president obama's health care plan was to bring 30 million uninsured people on to the roles. nothing on that one sheet of paper you're waving around that will do it. >> do i want to say on that point the thing is you can take what works, what's popular from obama care and then you can put a different system around that. >> right. >> wait. >> the point is, guys, the point is we don't think this is working. and we should have an alternative to obama care that works. >> you should have an alternative that works and that want meets its goals. >> there's a lot of happy talk about well pre-existing conditions and pick the goodies off the shelf and leave the stuff that will make lives of people at the bottom of the ladder better. can i say two things. one getting back to the private-sector. if this was done in the private-sector people who have been fired. that's another important difference the way this is handled and the private-sector. secondly the next big test of obama care is not this website. it will get fixe
, the people who designed obama care from the beginning had wanted to level the playing field in health care, in the field, and what i think it likely to end up as a result is an even broader difference between those who are going to be able to afford the best care and everybody else. it is just the second group will end up much, much larger than i think anybody who was pushing obama care envisions. >> i think that we've learned weeks ago that you will not get the plan that y once had. you won't be untouched by this law. most people will be affected by it. there is no guarantee if you are working for a company right now that tells you everything is right, that next time the waiver expires for corporations you might be dumped into the exchanges. so you were always -- this promise turned out not to be true. we learned that weeks ago. but what the promise was that the care would be affordable and i think the concern is now that even when the website problems are fixed and democrats are hoping there is a period now before december 23rd, a quiet period and then december 23rd you have a rush of en
spell trouble for the entire health care law. >> reporter: president obama is pushing to get more young people to sign up for health insurance. >> for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. >> reporter: stopping by a white house youth summit, the president encouraged young adults to show their friends how to enroll. jessica brown is spreading the word on college campuses. >> young people are an important group among the uninsured. they're actually the largest bloc of uninsured. >> reporter: republicans held four separate hearings on the health care law wednesday and explored whether young people will sign up. >> if they're young and healthy, they're not going to spend thee or four days a week trying to get through a website for insurance when they find that they're going to have to pay more for it. >> reporter: georgia republican tom price is pushing his own health care legislation that he says is more attractive to young people. >> mr. president, here we are, we've got a better idea. so give me a call. >> repo
association of health underwriters, as many as 35,000 applications faxed to the state's obama care has yet to be fully entered into the system and campbell's soup company meant well but they asked people to remember the attack on pearl harbor featuring a smiling mascot. some thought the event wasn't serious enough for the solemn occasion. and a georgia man put a ring on it and now he's paying the price. after ten years together, a child and a ring, they broke up. cooper then sued her former fiance for breaking his promise to marry her and a georgia appeals court is backing her. her ex has to pay her $50,000. top stories. >> after ten years, he's probably wishing he didn't take that next step. that's a decade of a pretty penny. thank you. >>> there is growing concern over the growing power of the presidency. a number of constitutional law experts say that we are reaching, quote, a dangerous territory when any president decides to ignore laws he doesn't agree with or rewrites them as in the case of obama care or posting on the white house blog. let's talk about it now with evan bayh and sena
is there are provisions in obama care that only take effect if the states establish these health insurance exchanges, only if there is an exchange, quote, established by the state. now those provisions include the subsidies available through exchanges and the employer mandate, the penalties imposed on employers if they don't offer what the government considers adequate health insurance. 34 states said they're not going to create exchanges and the federal government is operating exchanges in those states so that means those provisions by law are inoperative in those states. employers in those 34 states are exempt from those taxes. >> right. >> but what the the obama administration is doing, is the exact opposite of what the law says. the exact opposite. they are issuing the subsidies and imposing those taxes in those 34 states and their rationale for doing the opposite of what the law says is that's what congress intended. >> but wait a second. we have a congress, we can fact check this with the people who pass the law. they're still there. they're sitting in their seats in that domed building. where are t
of mr. mandela's health. remind the viewers of what president obama did when he went to south africa several months ago? >> well, again, i wasn't on that trip, but there was oncern, some talk even then. nelson mandela was in failing health at that time. that perhaps his visit to south africa could coincide with nelson mandela, his illness. he didn't go visit directly with nelson mandela at the time. their two lives, given their places in history, have intersected somewhat. we are waiting to hear what president obama says about nelson man tele. would not be surprised to have him appear on camera to discuss his legacy not only in south africa, but in the united states. there is a new movie out now about nelson mandela and his journey from an activist at the african national congress, to his imprisonment, his release and his rise to lead south africa, the incredible rise to lead south africa. no word exactly on what the president can say or when real hear something from president obama. i would think it would be in the not too distance future. not long ago the president himself was in a
they could have 6 to 8 million people enrolled for health care. >> as president obama told abc's barbara walters his legacy may depend on it. >> the good thing about when you are down, you have nowhere to go but up. >> the next deadline at the white house is december 23rd. that's the date when people must be enrolled if they want coverage by the first of next year. one top aide told me, our fingers are crossed. john and diana? >> jeff, thank you for that. >>> another washington-based on-line frenzy has been resolved. this one involving picking a new name for the panda cub born in august at the smithsonian zoo. 100,000 on-line voters around the world chose bao-bao which means precious or treasure. >> so cute. >> totally cute. >> the panda cub won't have to brave the elements for sometime but for the rest of you here's a look at the weather. wintry mix of rain and snow will stretch from the pacific norse to the great lakes. other than showers in the carolinas mostly dry everywhere else. >> 30s and 40s in the north, 50s and 60s in me mid section. 60s and 70s across the south. >>> first it w
or be taken by bus. the obama administration says it met its goal to have the health-care-dot- gov website working smoothly for most users. gov website working smoothly fi love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. new this morning, increasing insurgent attacks in eastern afghanistan. today, a suicide truck bombing killed four police officers near kabul. officials say the truck bomb was extremely large and destroyed a police headquarters. more than a dozen other officers were injured in the blast, four are in critical condition this morning. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. afghan insurg
. >>> two months after the disastrous launch, healthcare.gov has a new look this morning. an obama administration official says the website has new life.pthe health and human services department met this weekend's self imposed deadline removing 400 bugs from the site. the project needs to prove itself to insurance customers. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. troubleshooters from google microsoft and other companies was brought in to fix the website. two months late the white house says the website is far from perfect but at least usable. the administration says its poorly designed health care website is operating 95% of the time. that looks good compared with this fact. one full month after obama care launched healthcare.gov was only available 43% of the time. the department of health and human services says error rates meaning website freezes and failures is less than 1% now. response time is how long consumers wait to perform a simple task have declined from 8 seconds to less than 1. jeffrey, the s
is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company of the russian ballet and let's see what temperatures we will see across the nation and here is metrologist nicole mitchell. >> i should apologize for it and don't shoot the messenger and it will be brutal in the north and billings and we pointed this out yesterday morning and i was saying it's 40, enjoy it while you have i
for health insurance in droves. the horror. don't worry. john boehner is ready to save us all. >> our focus has to be on protecting the american people from obama care. we have passed bill after bill trying to protect the american people from this disaster. so protecting the american people from obama care has been another priority. >> got that? he is protecting us. excellent. our panel is also the opinion writer. also a msnbc contributor. i didn't get to name your fabulous newspaper. we are looking forward to chris matthews interview and sitting down with the president and american university in front of a very deliberate audience which is young people. this is where the battle is being joined. the president is trying to convince younger americans that it's for you and republicans making what argument to young people some. >> the argument they are making with the creepy uncle sam showed they still do it. it's by the obama administration to make you get something you don't need and you probably don't want. it's a crazy thing. the president is going after young people in particular. one beca
at the time of this crash. autopsy results could come out today. >>> later today president obama highlights the improvements on the federal health care website. the site got its first big test yesterday. by last night the website handled about 750,000 visitors without crashing. others faced the same delays and glitches. some were sent to a cube when the site became clogged. the white house says the site remains a work in progress. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. we believe that this website is and will function effectively for the vast majority of users. and each day we will continue to take steps to make further improvements so that that experience is enhanced for users every day. >>> a surge of users expected by december 23rd that is the deadline to enroll for coverage which starts at the beginning of the year. >>> we're seeing newly released video of a dramatic underwater rescue. this man survived without food or water after his tug boat capsized six months ago. this video shows how he was able to breathe nearly 100
in a public way. apparently she was forced to resign. >> why? the website has been terrible. maryland health connection.gov crashed right after it launched. maryland, one of the first states to jump right on the obama care bandwagon. the rollout sputed along over the past nine weeks. they've only enrolled about 3,000 residents in the whole state of marry land. a very, very blue state. >> roughly 700 people have been able to enroll over the last week or so. they are saying -- >> maybe she'll get her job back. >> an improvement. right. maybe it will be a paid vacation kind of things. it doesn't sound like it. there have been calls for people like kathleen sebelius to lose her job. the president has yet to hold anything accountable at the federal level. we spoke with governor mike huckabee and he says the president is out of the loop and he needs to learn how to manage. >> i think people need to realize as bad as the website is, and it's clearly been a train wreck, it's nothing compared to what happens when people finally get into obama care and now we're learning that, for example, in states l
americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing the beach and monitoring and make sure that everybody stays out of the water. that will remain in effe
, recent comments against obama care by senator mitch mcconnell has democrats rally ago round the president's health care law. wednesday night the minority leader said the law was quot qu catastrophic failure and needed to be pulled out root and branch. but yesterday's the state's democratic governor pushed back. >> kentucky has become the gold standard when it comes to implementing the affordable care act. i'm very proud of that. there's a tremendous pent up demand in kentucky for affordable health care and to me that translates all across america. folks, you hear all kinds of criticisms about the act. it will never work. i have a u.s. senator who keeps saying kentuckyians don't want this. well the facts don't prove that out. there's about 550,000 of them on our website right now that want it and some 65,000, 69,000 that have signed up. so kentuckyians do want this. >> senator mcconnell responded saying quote, identify been traveling around kentucky, listening to what my constituents have to say about this disastrous law. what identify heard at every stop is proof that the damage obama car
, health care? >> democrats wonder in poll, which party do you want to see in democrats? obama versus mccain, obama, definitely. they went in, used their power to implement and missed a backlash for doing something that in the polls in 2008 would have been very popular. >> i wonder if some democrats say, you know, health care was supposed to be popular. too. >> here's my favorite political point of all time, which is that both parties fear their flanks but in different ways. republicans fear the republicans have feared the far right in the sense of oh, no, we better appease them. >> they lose primaries. >> democrats fear the left of their party, oh, we don't want to be associated which them. you see this sort of play out in election after election. we don't want to seem like we are which those people when, in fact, that is who elects presidents. >> that is the democratic base and increaseingly, every poll shows they are representing more and more of this populist unmet node early. >> that is right. when democrats start losing primaries, everyone can criticize the president. that stinks.
left intact, and instead of universal health care, they got obamacare. mr. obama's not running for office, a whole new feisty brand of populism is sweeping the party. firebrands like warren along with new york city's new mayor, bill de blasio, are some of the darlings. centrists from the think tank third way warned against moving to the extreme left in a scathing "wall street journal" op-ed that said, quote: >> r eporter: former president bill clinton deliberately picked fights with far-left liberals to cast himself and the party as more mainstream. both parties face this. listen to a warning for his own party, democrats, from indiana u.s. senator even bye. >> i do think you're going to see a more activist, liberal wig of the democratic party, and you may see them playing the same role in democratic primary contests that the tea party has played on the republican side where you have anti-establishment, more ideologically pure, for lack of a better word, candidates running which then lead to less electable nominees. >> reporter: so centrists are warning the liberal progressives
's the hour. lots of americans with modest incomes are facing higher deductibles under president obama's healthcare law, according to "the wall street journal," which cites a report from a company that compares health insurance plans. this report shows the average deductible for individuals under obamacare's lower priced bronze plan is more than $5,000 a year and also claims the average deductible for individual plans before much of the law went into effect was just about 3-1/2 thousand dollars. the deadline to apply for own kaz is two weeks away. we're learning a new feature that just went live at healthcare.gov. >> for the first time without an account or password you can see your deductible and all out of pocket costs on a screen that shows your premium, but just because the numbers are easy to fine doesn't mean they're easy on the bank account because the average deductible that pops up is 42% higher than it used to be. that's what the study fund looking at 34 states on the marketplace. now some tech experts are saying this window shopping feature doesn't help healthcare.gov run an
with him and deliver his heart medication. he says newman appeared to be in good health. >> catherine: it's world aids day - and it's also the 25th anniversary of the 'first' worlds aids day. that's why there's a huge red ribbon on the white >> catherine: president obama is marking the occasion by announcing a new project to advance hiv research -- aimed at a cure. >> catherine: the president says the world has come a long way since 1988. this is an aids treatment center in china. a new study suggests that if fighting aids >> catherine: continues -- the world will reach "the beginning of the end of aids" as soon as 20-15. several 49ers swapped their helmets for santa hats this afternoon in san jose. >> jacqueline: , the 5:00 hour early to buy many brief showers are possible. breezy and clean in afternoon about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than today. very cool morning as a star with the bay area 20's and 30's bay area wide and deftly will see frost. as we look at the north a little bit to the east we're seeing the system slowly moving to the celt moving through overnight and dropped very cold
toward health care itself. this after the new healthcare.gov got its first big test on monday. >> everybody please have a seat. >> reporter: president obama will talk about the benefits of the affordable care act today at the white house and will highlight the improvements made to healthcare.gov. the troubled website that just underwent a major overhaul. >> they're really trying to say to the american people give us another chance, give the website another chance. >> reporter: 750,000 users logged on by early last night. about double the traffic for a typical monday. the white house promised the revamped website could handle 50,000 users at a time. but when it reached about 35,000, a new queueing system kicked in putting thousands of people including june miles-mays into a virtual waiting room. >> very frustrating. because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the white house says the system works. the website did not crash. >> that is why we built that queueing system. so that we would improve the experie
recent health issues. for obamacare to succeed, millions of young healthy americans will need to enroll to offset the costs of consumers like erin. president obama asks for help today at a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the world about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. >> reporter: one lingering and significant problem with obamacare remains: accurate consumer data in many cases is not reaching insurance companies. late today, scott, the administration and top figures in the insurance industry said they are working together on a technological fix. >> pelley: major, thank you. the numbers are improving for home sales again. the government reported today that sales of new homes in october jumped more than 25%. that was the biggest monthly gain since 1980. thieves stole a truck carrying radioactive material. how can it be? synthetic forms of illegal drugs are coming into this country legally. and can rescuers save dozens of whales stranded in shallow wate
-end problems that they experience but the back-end problems. it's supposed to deliver health insurance on the back end. that enmoos submit applications to insurance companies, submit payments ultimately to insurance companies. but in the end, the website, healthcare.gov is a minimum threshold that obama care must meet. it is a hurdle that must get cleared in order to satisfy what the government expects will be some demand for the product, for the products offered on the exchange. and that is a far more serious problem. is there a demand? will young healthy people opt into the system? because what you're talking about now are strauk ral problems, not technical problems. they are the term, a potential death spiral of this whole application. >> you heard what will said. and there's also this problem, that is perception. because the rollout is such a disaster. and even if they're coming out say, u. wow, it's great, now young people come sign up now. will they believe it? >> that's an important question. if you don't have enough young people sign up, the market won't work as it should. firs
of legislation, but a shocking new report finds that president obama held just one official meeting with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius in the three and a half years before the disastrous obamacare rollout where they were essentially one on one, although tim geithner was in the room. >> he apparently met with 16 other cabinet members 277 times. where are the president's priorities. peter schweitzer joins us with more. his group conducted the survey and has a big op-ed on this. the president said i'm as responsible as many people because i never with the person who was supposed to implement this program. >> as far as executive role it is a colossal failure because this is his signature piece of invitation. you would expect heed have an interest in how tte implementation is going. the records indicate based on his schedule and white house logs they had no intimate one on one meetings concerning the obamacare rollout. >> nobody directly informed me, that would be accurate because he never talked to the person in charge. >> the real question is why did he not have the meeting
. >> the obama administration says that they have met their goal have of the health-care website working smoothly for most users. the administration had set a deadline of midnight sunday to get the website up and running. they launched this two months ago but it was plaque with technical problems. the administration officials and on the wall the website is running smoother than it was once before, users could still face error messages. >> a truck carrying 8 t of fireworks were set on fire after a traffic accident in south china's guangdong por vince. province. firefighters received reports of a truck on fire and loud noises of fireworks. the explosion caused evacuation's in nearby homes. no injuries were reported. >> isralei prime minister benjamin and netanyahu is under fire today on allegations they he is beiliving overly expensive. in a document released by civil liberties group, they reported that he spent more than $900,000 and flowers and candles in 2012. that includes $1,700 on scented candles and $23,000 on flour rise was at his home in jerusalem. israelis have long accused the prime mini
, toronto mayor, addiction has landed him a job in the united states. [ ♪ music ] >>> president obama had a lot to say about economic inequality. perhaps it was an attempt to divert attention from the rollout from his health care law. he struck a nerve when he talked about the middle class and how many americans are learning. we'll take a look at this with an american who knows what it's like to live that way. first, mike viqueira at the white house >> the facts are beyond dispute. the government sought to highlight the gap between the rich and poof. he was up to two themes. these are themes struck throughout the presidency, first and second term. he talked about the gap between rich and poor and talking about trying to raise the minimum wage. he got behind that, backing a height or legislation and congress that's $0.10 an hour. many states are moving on their own. the president deniably is trying to shore up a political base after a rocky rollout of healthcare.gov. democrats are dispirited. this is the latest in a series of event where the president spoke to the base and what he said was
.com. >>> president obama appears to be losing support from voters who at first backed his health care reform law. his approval rating among voters under the age of 29, the so-called millennials, has dropped 11 points since april. 57% of the younger voters say they disapprove of the president's signature law. >>> major malfunction on the bay area rapid transit system sent nine people to the hospital. b.a.r.t. said one emergency brake spontaneously engaged in the morning rush stranding hundreds of passengers in the tunnel for an hour. witnesses say the cars filled up with smoky, noxious fumes later identified as brake dust. >>> autopsy results show actor paul walker died from the combined effect of the car crash and subsequent fire and word this morning from universal pictures it shut down production indefinitely on "fast and furious 7." the latest installment had begun shooting in september but was far from complete. >>> millions of americans are shivering as the cold snap spreads to the south. the extreme cold has shut down schools, businesses an even the denver zoo and the state of montana is dippin
and produce plastic guns. tougher laws were proposed after the newtown shootings but did not pass. >> health reform is under the way. it is to encourage sign-ups. president obama urged americans to ignore republicans saying they are rooting for the program to fail. >> i have always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make it clear about that. >> the sign up for deadlines who want medical coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. it is pushing a nonprofit group in nashville to help struggling musicians navigate the side. robert ray has that story. [ ♪ music ] >> look in any direction, on any corner, and there is a singer, is a song writer and mel oddy maker. nashville. where local drummer andy has been playing clubs for 30 years. living gig to gig, with little and sometimes no health insurance. >> they were hard to qualify for, if you had pre-existing conditions, you were out of it. the nature of being a musician is like
with costars gathered sunday at the site of the crash. walker was 40 years old. >>> the obama administration says it has met its own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say healthcare.gov site can now handle 50,000 users at a time. at least 800,000 a day. however, the administration isn't scheduled to release it's next round of actual enrollment figures until the middle of the month, december 23rd is the last day to sign up for coverage that begins in january. >>> after a few delays prince harry's trek to the south pole is now underway. nbc special correspondent back buckingham palace. >> reporter: good morning. after several days of delays due to bad weather and the logistics of getting thousands of pounds of gear from the russian base to the 87th degree parallel that they'll be setting off from, yesterday at 8:00 a.m. eastern time prince harry and the teams of injured soldiers from the u.s., the u.k. and the common wealth got off on the race to the south pole. they're hoping to cover about 175 miles which should take around 15 days. b
. how can president obama be a racist when he is trying to provide health care to every american regardless of what ethnicity they are. back to the economy, you said you are optimistic. specifically, why? caller: it is getting better. buts not 100% better it is getting better. the former president, bush, made this economy terrible. now that things are getting better, it is just taking time. the republicans just keep blocking everything obama puts out there. if the republicans learn how to work with the president, maybe things can move much faster. was: do you think it because of government intervention that the economy is getting better you go -- better yet go -- better? republicans learn how to work with the president, they be things will get done faster. there would be faster growth in the economy. host: angela in georgia. from the 31 toso 50 category. deep in southwest georgia. agomember about 15 years when president george w. bush encouraged companies to thin work overseas and to emphasize we should have a service economy. college graduate, i have a degree in certification. i
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of why the land of adult children is happening. for example, you have president obama going out and saying k stay on their parents' health insurance until they're 26. last time i checked, we weren't exactly kids or children at the age of 26. many people are homeowners. world war ii was won by people ages 18 to 26. by the time you're 18 you can sign up to fight overseas. by 21 you can drink alcohol. yet all of a sudden we're children able to stay on our parents' health insurance. that is not a good thing. that means we're delaying adulthood and overall a whole generation is now saying i don't know how much things cost. they're not responsible for their actions. >> there are so many young people who are the heart and soul of america doing incredible things in service to this country, in business, in industry, working every day, day in and day out. what is the net effect as we go out this morning of this interest by this administration in making children out of young men and young women? what is the net effect 20 years from now? >> as you mentioned, there are a lot of very young pe
those new enrollees is an unlikely set of workers benefitting from obama care. legal prostitutes in nevada. until now, nevada's prostitutes had been shunned by health insurance companies. nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal and where brothels are regulated and controlled. currently there are 19 legal brothels in nevada and they employ 500 prostitutes throughout the state of nevada. >>> president obama has also announced a new initiative in the battle against aids. the announcement made at a white house event yesterday marking world aids day. the president is redirecting $100 million into a project to find aids therapies. >>> topping the health headlines, researchers now link migraines to chemicals found in common household products. that chemical, bpa, is found in plastic ware and food packaging. it may cause a hormonal response and cause debilitating headaches. tests on rats show high levels increase sensitivity to light, sound and other migraine symptoms. researchers are calling for human studies. >>> also making health headlines this morning, dispelling the my
is clear rested, bright eyed and bushy tail them newest member of the obama family showing too much puppy love in the white house. >>> and next half hour, don't forget about the morning glass of orange juice. how about taking a shower with it? it is the latest health trend. the vitamin c shower. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> classic. love that song. >> even in the bark fashion. >> yep. >> what do you get when you mix jingle bell holiday spirit with a bouncing new puppy. >> at the white house it wasn't canine carolling but it head added to the festivities. and of course anything involving a puppy makes it our favorite story of the day. here's maib mary bruce. >> reporter: someone maybe a little too excited for the holidays. sonny, the newest member of the obama family joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement, her first christmas at the white house. she got too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sonny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil th
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